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  • New brand alert - Howlin'

    Posted on October 03 2017

    New to The Mercantile, Antwerp based knitwear brand Howlin’ has been producing quality knitwear in Scotland since 2009. The two brothers are part of a four strong design team and...

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  • Street style's favourite jacket

    Posted on September 27 2017

    Country style dominated on the Autumn Winter 17 catwalks with plaid, heritage tweed and cable knit cardigans appearing in numerous designers collections. So it's no surprise the street style blogs...

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  • Rains - The Classics

    Posted on December 10 2015

      Inspired by the simplicity and functionality of the traditional rubber raincoat, RAINS pays tribute to the iconic style with the classics collection. The classic range consists of essential rain-wear...

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  • Autumn updates - Faux

    Posted on October 28 2015

    What starts on the street eventually filters through to the catwalk collections and never was this more evident that in the autumn/winter faux fur trend. Seen on street style blogs...

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  • Garment Project

    Posted on August 26 2015

    Using the tagline 'Cool · Calm · Collected'  Danish trainer brand Garment Project arrives at The Mercantile this season. Designed with a Scandinavian aesthetic and using only the highest quality...

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  • SLYDES S15

    Posted on July 13 2015

    Still going strong, the pool slider continues to appear around the streets of East London and on style bloggers in multiple permutations this season. Launching its first collection for Spring...

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  • jeS S15

    Posted on May 08 2015

    Below are the current colour inspirations of Jessica Schomberg, the designer behind jeS, our high summer capsule collection of easy beach and day-wear which she creates whilst travelling between her...

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  • New Essential - The fisherman sandal

    Posted on March 25 2015

    Originating in France, the classic fisherman sandal is emerging as the new street style shape this season. Recognisable by the flat sole and androgynous strap/buckle combo, Hudsons Sherbert is our...

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  • Statement

    Posted on October 15 2014

    'Norm-core', a strange term (normal-hardcore apparently?) but this current non- trend/trend (!?) of blending into the crowd through 90's sports inspired non-brand, low-key clothes for us is really all...

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  • Parisian Summer

    Posted on July 07 2014

    Mercantile London hopped on the Eurostar to Paris last weekend for the Summer 15 trade shows and a visit to one of our in-store favourites, Ba&sh. Launched by two Parisian...

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  • Behind the scenes - Last

    Posted on March 13 2014

      The Mercantile London buying team have been out and about viewing the last of our collections for the Winter buy. We love our jobs!     Fuelling up with...

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  • Got the look

    Posted on February 12 2014

      More stylish Mercantile London customers...        

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  • Touchy-Feely

    Posted on November 27 2013

      If you've had a look through our on-line edit or visited us here in store, you will know at Mercantile London, we luurrrve a bit of knitwear. And now that...

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  • East End Ink

    Posted on November 13 2013

      Living art and art we live with around E1 way...        

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  • Summer styling no5

    Posted on July 31 2013

      This girl who came into the store looked so cute today, we just had to get a image. Loved the sixties vibe of her printed head scarf worn Hendrix style and...

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  • Summer styling no4

    Posted on July 22 2013

        London was melting today, but this girl who came into the store was handling it with style...     Researching East London's vintage scene for a shoe designer she looked pretty...

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  • Summer styling no3

    Posted on July 04 2013

    Lizzie Lock came into the store today and caught our eye with her unique styling and fresh colour palette. Really loved the colour blocking of her navy and apple green knit dress with the pop of...

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  • Summer styling no2

    Posted on June 29 2013

    Beautifully stylish girl in store today, made us laugh when she said "oh I wasn't really making an effort today" would like to see her when she did.    Loved the...

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  • Summer styling

    Posted on June 15 2013

      Get ready to take notes people, here's the latest bunch of The Mercantile's  ever so cool customers.     Loved this girls clever summer styling, the Aztec detail of her...

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  • Peacock

    Posted on May 24 2013

    A group of three very beautiful and smiley friends visited the store the other day and whilst buying their Dr.Denim, let me take some shots of their super cool styling.      Apple...

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